We’re really excited to have seen a first performance by a new music ensemble at TSA – A Mariachi Band. Mariachi is a style of Latin American music originating in Mexico. Like jazz developed in the United States, Mariachi is a blend of Spanish, Native and African elements that developed in the mid-1800s. In the early 20th century, Mariachi became a highly popular musical form in radio broadcasts across Mexico and Latin America. Today, the Mariachi music culture is important in many Latin American communities, and musicians perform, compete, and record traditional and new music throughout Latin America and the US.
TSA Is lucky to have a seasoned Mariachi professional to help our ensemble. Moises Salazar comes from a Mariachi family in Santa Cruz, CA, and is currently studying music at UT. He has been coaching our band, which is led by TSA String instructor Diana Anderson.
Mariachi is partly defined by the music a band plays, and also by the instruments – violins, trumpets, guitars, the vihuela and guitarron, and of course singers because Mariachi songs are always based on tunes sung in Spanish.
We’re looking forward to our Mariachi band developing into a lasting enterprise at TSA. Watch for upcoming performances. If you’d like to know more, contact David Saygers at firstname.lastname@example.org